Editor’s note: Due to the holidays and recent charges at the Williamston Police Department, reporting of incident reports has been delayed. The period from Jan. 13 – Jan 25. will be covered next week.
Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incident during the first two weeks of January:
Jan. 3 – Cpl. L.E. Mulz was on patrol when he saw a vehicle with a burned out headlight. When he tried to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle fled at high speed on Hwy. 20 towards West Pelzer. The driver passed several vehicles and almost hit one head on. Cpl. Mulz terminated the pursuit due to the public safety issue. The tag was found to be registered to Ansar Thomas of Piedmont, and Thomas’ driver’s license was found to be suspended.
Jan. 3 – Ptl. J. Eppes observed a white Ford truck with a head light out traveling on Hamilton St. He attempted a stop and the vehicle increased speed and continued to travel on Hamilton for another ¾ of a mile before stopping. The driver, Corey Childers, WM, 32, 5’10″, 145 pounds, blond/grn was found to have a suspended license (2nd offense). He was also charged with failure to stop for blue lights and an expired tag. He was taken into custody.
Jan. 4 – Ofc. M.E. Simmons responded to a report of a pickup truck blocking traffic on Main Street. Upon arrival, he made contact with the truck’s driver, Michele Cash, WF, 41, 5’8″, 185 pounds, brn/brn. A records check revealed that Cash was wanted on a bench warrant for driving under suspension. She was taken into custody.
Jan. 4 – Ofc. M.E. Simmons went to the Anderson County detention center (ACDC) where he served Joshua Fetter, WM, 24, 6’1″, 155 pounds, brn/brn with bench warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia, DUS, and operating an uninsured vehicle.
Jan. 4 – Sgt. E.T. Hutchins responded to the BP station at 1525 Anderson Hwy. in response to an unresponsive man on the ground. He remained on the scene while Williamston EMS transported the man to the hospital.
Jan. 4 – Ptl. T.D. Hoover responded to 25 Williams St. where Stanley Partain reported the theft of a Stihl chain saw, a Makita skill saw, and a black Die Hard battery charger. The loss was estimated at $300.
Jan. 4 – K.D. Lollis responded to an alarm activation at 2 Bigby St.
Jan. 5 – Ptl. T.D. Hooper and Ofc. M.E.Simmons were kept busy investigating an outbreak of cars being broken into along Parker and Bigby Streets. Between the two streets, five vehicles were broken into, with a variety of items totaling $685 in value were stolen. Two men’s jackets were found in a driveway. The investigation continues.
Jan. 5 – Ptl. R.E. Bell stopped a Jeep Cherokee for a burned out light and discovered that the driver, Daquan Dean, BM, 19, 5’5″, 255 pounds was driving on a suspended license. He was taken into custody.
Jan. 6 – Ptl. R.E. Bell responded to an alarm activation at Palmetto High School.
Jan. 6 – Ofc. M.E. Simmons responded to an alarm activation at 107 Hamilton St.
Jan. 6 – Ptl. J. Eppes initiated a traffic stop on Mauldin St. and discovered that the driver, Jerry Rainey,Jr., WM, 43, 6’1″, 220 pounds, was driving an uninsured vehicle, with an expired tag, and using a tag from another vehicle. He was taken into custody.
Jan. 7 – Sgt. K.J. Winn responded to an alarm activation at 400 Palmetto Rd.
Jan. 7 – Sgt. K.J. Winn received a report of autobreaking from Chad Allen who reported that someone had entered his vehicle and stolen items valued at $630.
Jan. 8 – Ofc. J. Rogers received a report from Town employee David Rogers that someone had broken into the abandoned building at the old wastewater treatment plant and had stolen some copper conduit and had prepared other sources of copper to be removed at a later time. The loss was estimated at $1000.
Jan. 8 – Sgt. K.J. Winn traveled to the Greenville County Detention Center where he took custody of Terry Smith, BM, 26, 6’3″, 240 pounds, of Easley. He then transported Smith to the Williamston Police Dept. where he was served with two bench warrants for petit theft and obtaining property under false pretenses. He was booked into the jail.
Jan. 8 – Sgt. K.J. Winn and Ofc. J. Rogers responded to 104 Williamston Court where Evelyn Jordan reported the theft of the rear wheels and tires off of her 1990 Honda Civic.
Jan. 8 – Ptl. J. Eppes was serving as bailiff in municipal court when Toby Roberts Sr. became irate at his conviction on the charges he faced. He became boisterous and argumentative and continued until he was arrested and placed in handcuffs.
Jan. 9 – Ofc. M.E. Simmons conducted a well being check on Michael Jedwabny at 1 Crescent St.
Jan. 9 – Ofc. K.D. Lollis responded to an alarm activation at the Trinity Baptist Church.
Jan. 9 – Ptl. R.E. Bell and Ofc. K.D. Lollis responded to the scene of a traffic accident and subsequently placed Alison Germain, WF, 44, 5’6″, 170 pounds, black/brn under arrest for DUI and driving left of the center line.
Jan. 11 – Sgt. K.J. Winn responded to 17 Glenwood Ave. where Barbara Stewart reported that someone had broken a pane of glass in the side door of her home. The cost was estimated at $50.
Jan. 12 – Ofc. J. Rogers responded to an alarm activation at 400 Palmetto Rd.